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d)    If a           is proved to be too harsh to his wife, he

pay the penalty.

e)    If a woman1 leaves tier                and lives separately

as the             of a           or Independently, she has to pay


f)    If a man begins to live with a woman  belonging to

the         or another village, tie has to pay penalty.

g)    If a         neglects bis Hock and allows bis cattle or

to stray Into another man's farm and causes damage to the

crop, he las to pay a fiae to the chief; the chief collects this money,

and pays the amount to the complainant*

h) If a man defaults payment of a loan, the chief admo-

nishes the culprit and pats pressure on to clear the loan within

a time-frame. No penalty will be imposed in such cases.

ii)   Veil:

Veli is the most powerful instrument in the bands of the

chief and Is used sparingly on account of its severe consequences.

Veli is banishment from the society or caste.

The banished person need not leave the village. He may

continue to occupy the same old residence of his.

A banished person after going through formalities can be

readmitted if he surrenders to the chief. The chief then assembles

thePeddalu. The matter is thoroughly discussed. If they are

convinced that the culprit can be forgiven, he should pay immedi-

ately Ra. 10 or 15 with which liquor is procured for the assembled

chief and elders to drink. They do not rise from their sitting until

the cash is paid. Only after the culprit pays this amount, and

pquor is shared, the compromise comes into force. From then oa,

is readmitted to society. The banishment has been lifted.